Welles guest stars on the patriotic NBC series. Episodes: The Great Man Votes by Gordon Malherne Hillman Thunder from the Mountains by Arthur Miller Admiral of the Ocean Sea by Samuel Eliot Morison In the Best Tradition by Peter Lyon Topics: Orson Welles, OTR
Orson starts off his new show by having trouble with the censor, and a new secretary. Groucho arrives and attempts to help Orson find a new place to live, and get into pictures. Topics: Orson Welles, Variety, OTR
A Wellesian smorgasbord of comedy, trivia, music and drama. This second half of the series was broadcast live from Armed Forces camps as part of The Mercury Wonder Show. part 1 is here: http://www.archive.org/details/1944OrsonWellesRadioAlmanacpart1 Topics: Orson Welles, OTR
Orson Welles guest stars on the long-running thriller. Included is Welles' parody of Donovan's Brain. Suspense (CBS) directors: William N. Robeson, William Spier music: Bernard Herrmann Episodes: The Hitchhiker by Lucille Fletcher The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell The Lost Special by Arthur Conan Doyle Philomel Cottage by Agatha Christie Lazarus Walks by Robert Richards The Marvelous Barastro by Ben Hecht The Dark Tower by Alexander Woollcott and George S. Kaufman Donovan's Brain by... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Orson Welles, Suspense, OTR
A Wellesian smorgasbord of comedy, trivia, music and drama, with Agnes Moorehead as president of the Orson Welles Swoon Club. Musical guests include Nat King Cole and Kid Ory. Orson Welles Almanac (CBS) director: Orson Welles music: Lud Gluskin series cast and guest stars include: Agnes Moorehead, Ray Collins, Hans Conried, Keenan Wynn, Groucho Marx, Lionel Barrymore, Hedda Hopper, Victor Moore, Lucille Ball, Charles Laughton, Betty Hutton, Mary Boland, Dennis Day, Aurora Miranda, Ann Sothern,... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Orson Welles, OTR
Following on from his newspaper column in the New York Post, Orson Welles offered a weekly political radio broadcast, covering such topics as the OPA (Office of Price Administration,) atomic bomb tests, and the blinding of war veteran Isaac Woodard. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Orson Welles, Isaac Woodard, NAACP
Orson Welles and Joseph Cotten star in this wartime series, featuring Mercury Theatre veterans Agnes Moorehead and George Coulouris. Music by Lud Gluskin. Episodes starring Welles: War Workers Gremlins Pan-American Airlines Rulers of Earth The Future Episodes starring Cotten: Christmas Show God's Corporals ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, OTR
Welles and the Mercury revisit some favorite broadcasts from the 1930s and offer some new stories as well. Mercury Summer Theatre (CBS) director: Orson Welles music: Bernard Herrmann episodes: Abednego the Slave by Orson Welles and John Tucker Battle I'm a Fool by Sherwood Anderson/The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe Moby Dick by Herman Melville The Apple Tree by John Galsworthy King Lear by William Shakespeare part 1 is here: http://www.archive.org/details/1946MercurySummerTheatre ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Orson Welles, Mercury Theatre, OTR
Orson cancelled the regular program to produced this special show following the news of the start of the D-Day invasion of France. It gives a dramatized perspective of what people at home were experiencing on those first few days, starring Agnes Moorehead. Topics: Orson Welles, Drama, World War 2, OTR
Welles and the Mercury revisit some favorite broadcasts from the 1930s and offer some new stories as well. Mercury Summer Theatre (CBS) director: Orson Welles music: Bernard Herrmann episodes: Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne, music by Cole Porter The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas The Hitchhiker by Lucille Fletcher Jane Eyre by Emily Bronte A Passenger to Bali by Ellis St. Joseph The Search for Henri Le Fevre by Lucille Fletcher Life with Adam by Hugh Kemp The Moat Farm... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Orson Welles, Mercury Theatre, OTR
Early Welles radio appearances, including starring as Hamlet in his own adaption of the play. Ray Collins stars in Air Raid. Columbia Workshop (CBS) director: Irving Reis music: Bernard Herrmann Episodes: Hamlet by William Shakespeare The Fall of the City by Archibald MacLeish Air Raid by Archibald MacLeish Topics: Orson Welles, Shakespeare, Archibald MacLeish, OTR
A collection of radio shows from World War II, featuring Welles in everything from cameo, host or narrator to lead actor. Welles' own wartime radio series were Hello Americans, Ceiling Unlimited and the Orson Welles Radio Almanac. Programs: Gulf Screen Guild Theater - Between Americans by Norman Corwin We Hold These Truths Nazi Eyes on Canada - Alameda Command Performance Fifth War Loan Drive G I Journal The Liberation of Paris Columbia Presents Corwin - 14 August by Norman Corwin Dorris Miller... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Orson Welles, World War II, OTR
recorded 1937 with Orson Welles Les Miserables (translated variously from French as The Miserable Ones, The Wretched, The Poor Ones, The Wretched Poor, The Victims) (1862) is a novel by French author Victor Hugo, and among the best-known novels of the 19th century. It follows the lives and interactions of several French characters over a twenty year period in the early 19th century that includes the Napoleonic wars and subsequent decades. Principally focusing on the struggles of the... Topics: victor Hugo, Les Miserables Radio drama, hoorspel, Orson Welles
HELLO AMERICANS Hello Americans was a 12 episode show Orson Welles made as another contribution to the war effort, and stems in part from his interest in Latin and South American culture. It was no doubt spurred by his time in Brazil working on the movie It's All True. The show is a generally lighthearted affair, and Welles clearly seems to enjoy himself. The first episode in particular, with Carmen Miranda, is a prime example of this. Hello Americans did have some more serious moments, and... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Set, Hello Americans, Orson Welles,...
HELLO AMERICANS Hello Americans was a 12 episode show Orson Welles made as another contribution to the war effort, and stems in part from his interest in Latin and South American culture. It was no doubt spurred by his time in Brazil working on the movie It's All True. The show is a generally lighthearted affair, and Welles clearly seems to enjoy himself. The first episode in particular, with Carmen Miranda, is a prime example of this. Hello Americans did have some more serious moments, and... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Single Episodes, Hello Americans,...
The classic Campbell Playhouse dramatization of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens narrated by Orson Welles and starring Lionel Barrymore. Original commercials and network/station id included. Recently added is a fresh, high bit rate encode ripped from vinyl and uploaded to the archive in WAV format. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: A Christmas Carol, scrooge, otr, Dickens, christmas, Charles Dickens, Campbell Playhouse, Orson...
The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: AFRS, WWII, OTR, Date With The Duke, Village Store, George Raft, Hildegarde, Swingtime, Bob Crosby,...